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Portraiture With Natural Light

Portraiture With Natural Light

Saturday 29 June
Prospect St. - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Anush Venkataraman
The workshop on "Portraiture With Natural Light" aimed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to create stunning portraits using only natural light sources. The workshop delves into various techniques, tips, and tricks to harness the power of natural light for compelling portraiture. This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of Composition and the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing a model without any on-camera flash or strobe photography. Just the available light, we will walk through, troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a portrait successfully.

Key Takeaways:

Understanding Natural Light:
• Recognize and work with different qualities of natural light, including soft, diffused light and harsh, direct light.
• The impact of time of day, weather conditions, and location on the quality and direction of natural light.

Mastering Light Control:
• Techniques for manipulating natural light to achieve desired effects were explored, such as using reflectors, diffusers, and simple modifiers to enhance or soften light.
• Insights into positioning subjects in relation to light sources to create flattering and dramatic portraits.

Composition and Posing:
• Emphasis on composition techniques tailored to natural light portraiture, including framing, leading lines, and balancing elements within the frame.
• Practical guidance on posing subjects to maximize the impact of natural light and highlight their features effectively was provided.

Creativity and Experimentation:
• Encouraging participants to think creatively and experiment with unconventional approaches to natural light portraiture.
• Through hands-on exercises and case studies, new ways to use light creatively to evoke mood, convey emotion, and tell compelling stories through portraits.

Post-Processing:
• Basic post-processing techniques for enhancing natural light portraits were covered, including adjustments to contrast, colour temperature, and exposure.
• How to use editing software to refine their portraits while preserving the natural look and feel of the light.
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£56      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
The Forbury - 9am - 3 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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£67       5 places left
Light Painting (playing with light)

Light Painting (playing with light)

Saturday 06 July
South Cerney - 10am - 2 Hours
Swindon Photography Group
Panche Ignov
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of light painting through our upcoming workshop, designed to illuminate the creativity of photographers from all skill levels. With a special emphasis on assisting entry-level photographers, this session will delve deep into the intricate process of light painting, providing insights into the essential and recommended accessories that elevate this art form.

Our journey begins with the simplicity of a single light source, gradually advancing to the complexities of utilizing multiple sources to captivatingly expose your subject. To ensure a seamless experience, a car-sharing option is available for up to three participants, with a departure point from the Orbital Shopping Mall.

Embrace this opportunity to refine your skills and explore the magical realm of light painting, where your imagination is your only limitation. Join us for a workshop that promises not only to enlighten but also inspire your photographic journey.
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£26      

Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography

Sunday 07 July
St Michael's Square - 10am - 2 Hours
Gloucester Photography Group
Madiha Safdar
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
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£26      
WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Saturday 13 July
Reading Station - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Adeyemi Salako
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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£26      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 20 July
Forbury - 9am - 2 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
eople, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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£26      

Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits

Saturday 20 July
Lydiard Tregoze - 10am - 2 Hours
Swindon Photography Group
Panche Ignov
Join us for a captivating photography meet-up focused on mastering the art of natural light portrait photography. In this session, we delve into identifying and harnessing flattering natural light, along with utilizing backgrounds to enhance the beauty and depth of your portraits. Learn how to effectively collaborate with your subject to create images that truly reflect their personality and style, while also ensuring they remain comfortable throughout the shoot.

We will cover essential techniques such as posing, accurate focusing, and metering for skin tones, aiming to elevate your skill set in working within less controlled environments outside the confines of a studio. A model will be present, providing a hands-on opportunity to apply learned techniques in real-time. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this event promises to enrich your understanding and execution of natural light portrait photography.
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£54      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 03 August
The Forbury - 9am - 3 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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£67      
Interior Portraits (Window Light)

Interior Portraits (Window Light)

Saturday 03 August
Riverside Road - 10am - 2 Hours
Reading Photography Group
Adeyemi Salako
Please join us for discussion of interior portraits (Window Light) We will discuss the following: - metering process, what ISO will work best - posing to take advantage of the window light - the use of reflectors and where to place - what reflection material to use silver, gold, or white. And so much more...Hope to see you there!
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£26      

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Tuesday 13 August
Costa Coffee in Maidenhead - 7pm - 2 Hours
Maidenhead Photography Group
Sean Wright
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, and abstract.

This is timed to cover the 'golden hour' of the day (hoping that the weather holds for that!) but will go ahead no matter what the look of the day, as shooting in any condition can be a good learning setting and experience in all conditions helps!
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£26      
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 17 August
The Forbury - 9am - 2 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.
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£26      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 31 August
Forbury - 9am - 2 Hours
Berkshire Photography Group
Muhammad Zubair Taqi
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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£26      

ABOUT OXFORD
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Oxford .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

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  • PHOTOS
    Oxford Photography Group
    2024-02-12
    Title or Location: Brize Norton airbase
    The beautiful lancaster the last flying British Lancaster waiting to taxi out of brize Norton
    Credit: Marie barnett

    Oxford Photography Group
    2024-01-21
    Title or Location: Trondeim Norway
    This image was taken in the Trondheim area of Norway- one of several sites in Scandinavia where golden eagles (as well as white tailed sea eagles) have road kill put out for them, in this case a fox.On this particular day wind and snow sees the eagle with its back to the weather as it feedsgear used was Sony A9mkii and 600mm lens
    Credit: Carl Mckie
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carlmckie0/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carl_mckie_naturephotography
    Oxford Photography Group
    2023-03-26
    Title or Location: Port meadow
    Photo taken at port meadow on a canon eos 100d 75-300mm lens and not to sure on what breed it is as never seen it before.
    Credit: Aidan Mcgurk

    Oxford Photography Group
    2023-03-13
    Title or Location: Oxford
    Image taken last spring, at the back of Oxford ice rink( on the old sports ground that is being re-wilded) where i had put a couple of feeders up over the winter-the bird is ringed as are most birds there. presumably as part of the rewildingimage taken on Sony gear-early morning with
    Credit: carlmckienaturephotography
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carlmckie0/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mckie_carl/

    Oxford Photography Group
    2023-03-09
    Title or Location: Westgate Oxford Shopping Centre
    It was about sunset when I took this photo on the terrace of Westgate. Originally, this photo has a lot of people in it. I edited it and removed some of it, and leave 2 people in the middle to make it more tidy and appealing. Glad you like it
    Credit: Luigi M.
    Facebook: Luigi Importante Mahinay
    Instagram: limtz_y
    Oxford Photography Group
    2023-02-17
    Title or Location: Lyme Regis. Dorset.

    Credit: Paul Mallarini
    Facebook: Paul Mallarini
    Instagram: paulmallarini

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin

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